England, 9 January 2014: Eyeheight colour correctors have been in
action for major UK broadcast productions on each side of the 2014 new
year transmission schedule. CC-2M systems were chosen for coverage the
60th BBC Sports Personality of the Year awards ceremony which was
transmitted on Sunday December 15 from the First Direct Arena in
Leeds. The programme included live content from multiple
high-definition cameras, controlled from an outside broadcast vehicle.
Award winner was Wimbledon tennis champion Andy Murray with rugby
player Leigh Halfpenny second and jockey Tony McCoy third.
Eyeheight's CC-2M technology was also chosen for the fourth annual
Stargazing Live series transmitted on BBC Two between January 7 and 9.
The series is fronted by scientist Brian Cox with comedian and amateur
astronomer Dara Ó Briain plus support from television presenter Liz
Bonnin and astronomer Mark Thompson. Stargazng Live is produced from
Jodrell Bank Observatory and has featured live links from scientific
facilities in Hawaii, South Africa and NASA.
"Outside broadcasts, particularly those shot at night, require
very precise attention to colour balance given the need to allow for a
wide range of light levels," explains Eyeheight Sales Director
Martin Moore. "The CC-2M is ideal for live operation as it allows
independent real-time adjustment of red, green and blue component
levels, master gain, lift, gamma and hue. It gives studio and OB
production staff the ability to ensure consistent colour balance and
brightness when switching between multiple cameras or to offset
changes in lighting and camera position. Processed and source video
can be compared quickly via a configurable split-screen output."
The Eyeheight CC-2M has a dedicated control panel which can be used to
operate up to six plug-in modular colour correction cards in a
single-rack-unit intelligent-chassis with easy channel switching. Up
to eight panels can be networked as an integrated system. The CC-2M
also includes a maintenance mode to assist installation.
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